Buhari Salutes Golden Eaglets on Victory over Ecuador

first_imgGolden Eaglets won the match with two late goals to leave the final scoreline at 3-2 in top of the table clash against Ecuador. The feat guaranteed Nigeria’s qualification into the knock out phase with a game to spare in the.President Buhari, in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja yesterday said: “The fact that the youngsters never gave up, and turned the table against their opponents, is a lesson in persistence and resilience.”The president recommended the can-do spirit displayed by the young boys to Nigerians, urging them to display such in all areas of endeavor, and in national development.While wishing the Eaglets well in their final group match against Australia, which may well be a formality, Buhari pledged government support to the boys as they strive to win the Under-17 World Cup yet again, thus confirming Nigeria’s position as a global power at the cadet level.The win against the South Americans leave Nigeria clear at the top of the Group B table and will face Australia tomorrow in the final match of the phase.Aside the win on Tuesday, another talking point of the match was the first hat trick of the on going tournament by match hero, Ibrahim Said,Not only has Said become the leading scorer at Brazil 2019, he has put Nigeria ahead of other countries regarding the number of hat trick stars in the history of the tournament.He is the sixth Nigerian to score three goals or more in a match after that of Phillip Osondu in a 3-2 defeat of Bolivia on July 14, 1987 at Jeux Canada Games Stadium, Saint John’s New Foundland in Canada.That of Nwankwo Kanu followed 26 years ago when the lanky footballer scored three of the goals in the 8-0 defeat of Canada on August 22, 1993 in Japan.Femi Opabunmi also scored three goals in a 5-1 defeat of Australia on March 23, 2001 in Trinidad & Tobago.The fourth Nigerian to score a hat trick in the competition was Kelechi Iheanacho who netted four times against Mexico in 2013.He is one of the only three players to have scored four goals in an U17 World Cup match.The other two are David of Spain in a match against New Zealand in 1997 and Colombia’s Carlos Hidalgo in the match against Finland in 2003.Victor Osimhen became Nigeria’s fifth player to score a hat trick when he found the net three times in a 6-0 defeat of Australia in a Round of 16 match in 2015.Nigerian Hat Trick Scorers at U17 World Cup1. Phillip Osondu – 3 goals; Nigeria 3-2 Bolivia; July 14, 19872. Nwankwo Kanu – 3 goals; Nigeria 8-0 Canada; Aug 22, 19933. Femi Opabunmi – 3 goals; Nigeria 5-1 Australia; Sep 23, 20014. Kelechi Iheanacho – 4 goals; Nigeria 6-1 Mexico; Oct 19, 20135. Victor Osimhen – 3 goals; Nigeria 6-0AustraliaOct 28, 20156. Ibrahim Said – 3 goals; Nigeria 3-2 Ecuador; Oct. 29, 2019Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Golden Eaglets FIFA U-17 WORLD CUPFemi SolajaPresident Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the performance of the Golden Eaglets in their second match of the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals in Brazil on Tuesday.last_img read more

Jeremiah Dupuy, 32, Wellington: June 30, 1981 – April 26, 2014

first_imgJeremiah Dupuy, 32, of Wellington died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at his home in Wellington.Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Oxford Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 9 a.m., until 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Shelley Family Funeral Home. A memorial has been established to help with funeral expenses and may be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington. For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.Jeremiah Steven Dupuy was born the son of Brian Dupuy and Traci (Bredengerd) Billups on June 30, 1981 in Satanta, Kansas. He graduated from the Haysville High School in 1999. Jeremiah was a tow truck driver, cabinet maker, and currently was a maintenance man at the Chisolm Trail Motel in Wellington. Jeremiah was very mechanical and enjoyed taking things apart and putting them back together. He loved spending time outdoors fishing and was a good natured guy.Jeremiah is survived by his father, Brian Dupuy and his wife Patricia of Augusta, KS, and his mother, Traci Billups and her husband Bob of Wichita, KS; brother, Clint Billups of Wichita, KS, and a sister, Kelly Billups of Wichita, KS; step brother Tony Blunck of Wichita and step sister Samantha Sanger of Goddard; grandmothers, Linda Bredengerd of Wichita and Dalene Charles and her husband Dave of Wichita; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Glen Bredengerd and Loren Dupuy.last_img read more

Thursday July 11th Morning Sports

first_imgMASON CITY — Newman picked up a couple of wins on the baseball field on Wednesday, but not before a scare in their second game of the day. After beating West Fork in Sheffield in the afternoon 12-2, the Knights needed 12 runs in the final couple of innings to beat Forest City at home 15-12. The Indians jumped out with an eight-run top of the first and led 11-3 after four innings. Newman used a 10-run fifth and pushed across two more in the sixth to get the win. Jacob Schutt had four runs batted in and came in in relief to pick up the win on the mound, pitching three innings. Newman is now 29-3 and finishes the conference season with a 14-1 record. The Knights travel to Cedar Falls tonight. CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake scored multiple runs in all but one inning as they beat Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 17-7 in six innings in a Class 3A Region 4 quarterfinal round softball contest, as you heard on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB. The Lions scored twice in the first and third innings, four times each in the second and fourth, and finished the game with a five-run sixth inning. Julia Merfeld was 3-for-5 with three runs scored, Sara Faber and Kaylee Nosbich were both 3-for-5 with three RBI, while Bella Parker was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer. Clear Lake improves to 10-14 on the season and will travel to Waterloo on Friday to face 6th-ranked Columbus, who beat Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 11-1 in five innings last night. On the other side of the 3A Region 4 bracket, New Hampton used an eight-run sixth inning to beat Forest City 12-6, while Iowa Falls-Alden needed an extra inning to beat Hampton-Dumont-CAL 8-5 in a game played in Clear Lake. HAMPTON — Hampton-Dumont-CAL rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat Clear Lake 4-3 in eight innings last night in North Central Conference baseball played in Hampton. Dustin Miller’s single pushed across Lucas Smith in the bottom of the eight for the deciding run. Chase Stuver was 2-for-4 with a run batted in for the Lions, who drop to 13-13 overall and 8-5 in the conference. Clear Lake travels to Iowa Falls-Alden tonight before hosting Waverly-Shell Rock on Friday. MASON CITY — The Mason City High baseball team dropped a doubleheader at home to Dowling on Wednesday night. Dowling took the opener 6-3. Ben Pederson had two hits and three runs batted in for Mason City. Pederson socked a solo homer in the nightcap while Dylan Miller had three RBI but the Mohawks fell 11-4. Mason City drops to 22-13 and will travel to Ankeny Centennial on Monday night. CHICAGO (AP) — Odyssey Sims hit the go-ahead jumper with 6.4 seconds to play and finished with 16 points in the Minnesota Lynx’s 73-72 victory over the Chicago Sky. Sylvia Fowles added 10 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota. She has 156 career double-doubles, one shy of the WNBA record set by Lisa Leslie. == Class 2A Region 5#8 Central Springs 11, Sibley-Ocheyedan 0North Union 10, Sioux Central 0East Sac County 7, Emmetsburg 1South Central Calhoun 7, Manson-Northwest Webster 0 == other 1A Region 8 gamesNorth Butler 11, Nashua-Plainfield 1Bishop Garrigan 11, Northwood-Kensett 1 == Class 2A Region 7St. Ansgar 8, Dike-New Hartford 0Osage 11, Sumner-Fredericksburg 8Hudson 6, Grundy Center 3#1 North Linn 12, Aplington-Parkersburg 0 == Class 2A Region 1East Marshall 10, Belmond-Klemme 0 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are declining to match an offer sheet to Tyus Jones. That clears the way for the 6-foot-2 guard to join the Memphis Grizzlies. ESPN had reported that Jones and the Grizzlies had agreed to a three-year offer sheet worth $28 million. Jones averaged 6.9 points, 4.8 assists and 22.9 minutes for the Timberwolves this past season. CLEAR LAKE — Doug Munn has been promoted to be Clear Lake High School’s next wrestling coach. Munn has been an assistant coach in the program for several years and has coached wrestling at various other schools before coming to Clear Lake. Munn replaces Mike Lester, who recently was named as the principal at Clear Lake Middle School. Munn will be assisted by Evan Johnson and Brad Brosdahl. MASON CITY — Newman used a seven-run second inning as the catalyst for a 12-0, four inning win over Rockford last night in a Class 1A Region 8 quarterfinal round softball game, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Leah Martinez had five runs batted in while Paige Leininger had four runs batted in and picked up the win in the circle, not allowing a hit and striking out six. Newman improves to 21-13 on the season and will travel to face 6th-ranked AGWSR on Friday, who edged St. Edmond 2-1 last night. MASON CITY — Tonight in Class 4A Region 3, Mason City hosts Waverly-Shell Rock in a regional quarterfinal round contest. The Mohawks are 16-21 on the season while the Go-Hawks are 5-26. You can hear this game on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com starting with the pre-game at about 6:50 with the first pitch starting at 7 o’clock. — other baseball last nightBelmond-Klemme 8, West Bend-Mallard 7Charles City 11, Saint Ansgar 2 TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Class 4A regional softball — Mason City vs. Waverly-Shell Rock — 7:00last_img read more